Jane Haynes

Jane Haynes is Birmingham Live's Politics and People Editor.

The Birmingham council disaster was entirely preventable

Last month, in the heart of Birmingham’s Grand Central station, a mechanical bull called Ozzy was unveiled to great fanfare, led by local politicians. With nostrils flared and red eyes shining, the bull had been transformed from a 2022 Commonwealth Games prop into a lasting, virulent symbol of this vital, diverse, brilliant city.   Among those